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  • #94241

    goaetc
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    How to open URLs in comment in a new page?

    #94368

    trent
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    I think that only URL’s in your blogroll can be changed to open up links in a new window. I guess you can do what I do, “right click” on the link and open in a new window that way.

    Trent

    #94382

    atthe404
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    Opening anything in a new window is widely considered to be *a bad thing*.

    #94390

    goaetc
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    Bad thing or not, why enforce that? In blog posts too you can open the link in a new page. That is a default option when using the window to put the link(instead of html coding).

    #94392

    vivianpaige
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    I noticed this myself yesterday. I don’t like it being stripped. It may be bad netiquette but I prefer to have the link open in a new page.

    #94403

    atthe404
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    Well yes – but it is unsurprising that WP and theme authors follow best practise.

    #94415

    drmike
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    I’m a bit lost here. Are we saying that it gets stripped out of posts or comments or what? I just tried in within a post and it worked fine for me.

    Link

    edit: I agree with it being bad form but seems like to be that staff is more interested in keeping to the web X/HTML standards and it’s allowed still in there. (Well, it was last time I checked.)

    #94419

    atthe404
    Member

    I think this might be one of those situations where blindly following validation does not equal best practice. New windows are a real nuisance from the useability, accessibilty standpoint. In proper browsers there is no need for them anyway. :)
    WP are not going to get excited over this.

    #94421

    drmike
    Member

    Yes, but remember that not all of us can have proper browsers. If you want to take on the state of North Carolina and their love for IE…

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